An Inspector Calls on Maple 2

Maple 2 and WIllow 2 received a visit from PC Simon and PCSO Maria this week. Our visitors talked to the pupils about rules and what our school, and community would be like without them. We soon came to realise how difficult and unpleasant our world might become without any boundaries. The pupils learnt how important rules are to keep everyone safe. PC Simon set the pupils a challenge to write down one rule golden rule they are trying hard to abide by and they will share it with them on their next visit. Thank you for coming and spending so much time answering all the questions.

Regional Boccia Finals

Six pupils from Rowan Tree represented Greater Manchester in the regional Boccia finals. Their skills as well as their confidence improved throughout the competition! We didn’t win it this time but all pupils revived a certificate and medal for taking part! Well done!

Easter Bingo

This Thursday we were excited to reopen our doors for Rowan Tree Primary School’s annual Easter Bingo for our local community. It was wonderful to see lots of past and present pupils attending with their families. We were able to raise a total of £375. A big thank you to everyone that attended.


Pine 2 attend Easter service at St Philips Church

Pine 2 went to visit St Philips Church for an Easter service on Tuesday 29th march.

They joined in with some hymns, read out the Easter story and performed ‘Spring Chicken’

Church members commented on how ‘sensible’ and ‘grown up’ our pupils were!

Well done Pine 2 – we are so proud of you!

Boccia competition against Green Fold School

Green Fold School came to visit on Wednesday 16th March. We played a round robin of Boccia and then enjoyed time on the swings and main playground playing games with each other. We then had a medal ceremony where it concluded that it was a draw! Well done everyone!

‘Developing Continence Skills in all pupils’ workshop

 Chris Hoyle our school’s Autism Lead delivered ‘Developing Continence Skills in all pupils’ the first in a series of workshops aimed to support parents and carers.

We looked at all the steps involved in developing toileting skills and practical strategies that parents can use at home.  Parents will receive copies of resources such as monitoring forms and toileting books to support their child’s progress. A great morning – thank you all for attending.

– Chris Hoyle, Autism Lead

Willow 2 Wigan Youth zone-sports festival

Willow 2 had a fantastic day at Wigan Zone Youth Zone and participated in a variety of activities including relay races, golf skills, dancing, boccia and parachute games. Everyone worked hard on learning new skills and pushing themselves physically. As one child said ‘it was fun, but it was brutal!’ I am sure everyone slept well that night! We are going to keep up with our exercisers and learning new sports.

Girls Football Tournament

On Tuesday 8th March we recognised International Women’s Day and combined this with girls in football. The Youth Sport Trust have a real passion for developing girls’ football and promoted the active participation of girls playing football on International Women’s Day.
Rowan Tree hosted a girl’s football activity afternoon. Hope Special School and Meadow Bank School came to take part if different football activities and finished with a full match competing against each other.
All pupils showed progression in their football skills throughout the afternoon as well as developing their confidence and social skills.
Well done everyone!